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A major video installation by William Kentridge recently donated to Tate will be displayed for the first time in the UK in The Tanks at Tate Modern.

The presentation of I am not me, the horse is not mine (2008) follows the success of The Tanks’ opening festival. The Tanks at Tate Modern are the world’s first museum galleries permanently dedicated to exhibiting live art, performance, installation and film works.

I am not me, the horse is not mine comprises eight six-minute films which share one soundtrack. The films are projected simultaneously across the walls of the tank and each is played on a continuous loop to create an immersive audio-visual environment, which resists the establishment of a single narrative. Each short film contributes layers to a story that references Russian modernism, from Soviet film of the 1920s and 1930s to the calamitous end of the Russian avant-garde.

Kentridge will be present for an artist’s talk at Tate Modern on 11 November (£12/ £8 concessions, booking recommended). The presentation will run from 11 November 2012 to 20 January 2013.

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